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ATS2001: Chinese introductory 1

Faculty of Arts

Chinese introductory 1

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This unit provides an introduction to spoken and written modern standard Chinese to students with no prior knowledge of Mandarin. An overview of the important sentence structures of modern standard Chinese is begun with equal emphasis on the four skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking. Students will also be introduced to culture and customs as they relate to everyday life.


1 - Quizzes - 19% 2 - Online Test - 26% 3 - Presentation - 10% 4 - Oral test/assessment - 10% 5 - Online Test - 35%


Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.